Moving to Golden Valley
Justsoyouknow

Phoenix, AZ

#82 Nov 5, 2013
sheltieman wrote:
My wife and I are trying to get a feel for the place and people. I understand that there is crime anywhere you go, right now we live in East Tennessee up from Florida, town size is 24000 with the holier than thou's that come with the bible belt good christians on sunday screw everyone rest of the week type of people and we have finally just gotten fed up with the cr#p of this place.
Plain Wreck makes it sound like a combat zone and gvman doesn't seem to have much of a sense of humor. I am glad to see from the Daily Press releases from the Sheriffs Dept that it doesn't sound that bad.
We are just trying to meet people before we get out there so we have some friends to meet when we do get there and get some true info about Golden Valley
They were telling you the truth about G.V.... There IS a lot of crime there because there's a lot of meth that comes out of there. However they have a federal investigation going on, and they've been gathering intel on some of the major players and will be clearing a lot of them up within the next few months. From g.v and a lot of the surrounding areas like Mohave valley, bullhead city, needles, ca. all the way up to Barstow. That should be a sight, having all those feds come into that small town. I wish you the best of luck on your move and not to worry there are plenty of really great ppl there too
bikerides

Bullhead City, AZ

#83 Nov 6, 2013
GV is awesome! I ride my bike all over. people are nice. some people give me water when they see me. and food. want me to pick up your dogs poops for you? I can do that. I will ride my bike to your house.
I can pule the weeds to. I can do a lot of work. and I wont be slow. I will be faster then other workers.
Brigitte

Harlingen, TX

#84 Dec 8, 2013
sheltieman wrote:
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God sounds like its nothing but a crime fest going on all the time and if it is like that why hasn't law enforcment done something about this mayhem.
I mean it must be fairly evident that if all the criminals live there why hasn'y any resident told us that? Just to lure us there lol
I'm also considering a move to the area, and your comment caught my interest. If the criminals live there, then it is possible these residents you speak of ARE the criminals and that's perhaps why they haven't told you.
Brigitte

Harlingen, TX

#85 Dec 8, 2013
djazz wrote:
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Why Golden Valley in particular?
I've been checking out Arizona online myself, it seems to have a lot to offer, I think the only way to be sure would be to rent and visit a lot of places.
My step-mother lived there for awhile before she passed away. I have been to the area a few times and I think it's nice. The weather doesn't seem to be too terribly harsh, and the property values seem to have dropped a lot. Seems like a good time to buy. We are looking at a 40 acre parcel with an excellent price. Sounds like water isn't too terribly expensive if you haul it yourself. We are looking forward to our trip out there in a few weeks to check things out.
Brigitte

Harlingen, TX

#86 Dec 8, 2013
We may be moving to the area in a few months and would like to get some feedback on cellular service. Can anyone recommend a good cellular provider in that area? We are currently with verizon, but our contract will expire in a few months, so this might be a good time for us to change carriers. Thanks for your input.
FloydC

Bluff City, KS

#87 Dec 8, 2013
Funny you should mention this.

Three years ago three murderers broke out of the Kingman prison. One, who absconded with the intended getaway vehicle, got captured in a shootout with law enforcement in Colorado just 30 hours later. The other two and their accomplice hijacked a semi on Shinarump Road and drove it to Flagstaff, choosing to let the drivers go free there, rather than killing them. However, they did hijack another couple hauling an RV in New Mexico.

The triggerman has been convicted of murder but the jury won't decide if he gets the death penalty or not until next week.

Management and Training Corporation, the flaky company running the prison, which hadn't fixed the defective alarms for years, and hadn't even replaced at least seven burned out yard lights, told the Sheriff that a completely innocent local Golden Valley person they misidentified had helped them escape, and a SWAT team showed up at her home where they expected to find the escapees. It's fortunate that no one was killed by some trigger happy deputies.

So, yes there are criminals in Golden Valley. There's meth heads. But it's not only the neighboring owners and renters you need to be worried about, as long as that prison continues to operate.
steve s

Canyon Country, CA

#88 Dec 8, 2013
Brigitte wrote:
We may be moving to the area in a few months and would like to get some feedback on cellular service. Can anyone recommend a good cellular provider in that area? We are currently with verizon, but our contract will expire in a few months, so this might be a good time for us to change carriers. Thanks for your input.
My At&t works great in the area while visiting my own project near there. My main home and work are still in ca for now.
Mysticmage

Kingman, AZ

#89 Nov 13, 2014
westbound wrote:
Golden Valley bound for sure! Can't wait to see a beautiful sunset from my own lil piece of the desert!
I hope you made it out, we love it here, we live on Milky Way in GV, made so many new friends, not snotty and clickish like TN
Save Money

Bullhead City, AZ

#90 Nov 15, 2014
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BiggDogg

Kingman, AZ

#91 Nov 21, 2014
mystic mage wrote:
Just a few more hoops to jump through and we will have our mortgage. Going through USDA and they are much strickter then a conventional mortgage. As for you people saying we just started this string to cause trouble, we didn't, we wanted to get a lay of the land, but as with anyone there are some very nice people and some jerks, just hope I don't live next to one of the jerks. We have like a few housed, but couldn't put a deposit on them until we get our certificate from USDA. So now we are waiting to even look until we have that. We have met quite a few nice people on this site and hope to become friends with them, once we get to Golden Valley and stay away from the not so nice ones.
I put post at end, just wanted to say we did USDA mortgage also and had no problems.
jessie dalton

Bullhead City, AZ

#92 Dec 9, 2014
sheltieman wrote:
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Listen, Mystic Mage is my wife. So we both are asking questions one of us will think of at the time. And yes we are moving to Golden Valley. We are moving from East Tennessee to AZ for my wifes health, We are both disabled and we do love the desert. As for starting this string is for us to find out more about the area and maybe get to know a few people before we get there so that when we to get to GV we do know a few people there instead of being complete strangers there
I moved here with my disabled mother and a lady that is also disabled from Alabama and although the weather out here is great (Hot but great none the less) and most of the drinking water is no good unless you haul it in your self, Being from the south I sure wasnt ready for just how rude these folks out here are.Not all of them mind you but they do seem to have more than there fair share of jerks here
Vape Girl

Bullhead City, AZ

#93 Dec 13, 2014
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Mysticmage

Kingman, AZ

#94 Dec 24, 2014
jessie dalton wrote:
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I moved here with my disabled mother and a lady that is also disabled from Alabama and although the weather out here is great (Hot but great none the less) and most of the drinking water is no good unless you haul it in your self, Being from the south I sure wasnt ready for just how rude these folks out here are.Not all of them mind you but they do seem to have more than there fair share of jerks here
We love it here, where we live in Golden Valley, all our neighbors are nice and we have made some wonderful friends. We have been here almost 2 years now and couldn't be happier. My health has improved greatly and I'm walking much more now. The beauty around here is just unbelievable and we love exploring the desert
Mysticmage

Kingman, AZ

#95 Dec 24, 2014
I have been reading some of the comments since I started this post and I have a few of my own. We have lived here in Golden Valley for about two years now and crime is not worse here then anywhere else. We have a neighborhood watch and everyone looks out for each other. Our neighbors are wonderful and we have become friends with quite a few of them. People who don't live in the area, need to keep there nasty mouths shut, if you don't know about the crime from living here, then you need find out for sure. Yes there are break-ins and other crimes, but tweakers are less now then they were five years ago and you lhave them in Pheonix also. I work at a small store in town and have met a lot of people and we have shop lifters once in a while, but that happens everywhere. It's a wonderful place to live and as for me and Sheltie Man, we plan to stay.
just me

Kingman, AZ

#97 Dec 31, 2014
sheltieman wrote:
My wife and I are trying to get a feel for the place and people. I understand that there is crime anywhere you go, right now we live in East Tennessee up from Florida, town size is 24000 with the holier than thou's that come with the bible belt good christians on sunday screw everyone rest of the week type of people and we have finally just gotten fed up with the cr#p of this place.
Plain Wreck makes it sound like a combat zone and gvman doesn't seem to have much of a sense of humor. I am glad to see from the Daily Press releases from the Sheriffs Dept that it doesn't sound that bad.
We are just trying to meet people before we get out there so we have some friends to meet when we do get there and get some true info about Golden Valley
golden valley is rural very rural 20 miles up the hill or down will put you either in Kingman or Bullhead, Laughlin I like it here my neighbors there good ,sheriffs department has been there every time I've called on them, yes with that in mine protect your own interest and family , enjoy
Msljen

Grapevine, TX

#100 Aug 21, 2015
Plain Wreck wrote:
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Grow up a little, officers are not sitting at the donut shops, there are no speed traps in Mohave County. Golden Valley is a large spread out area and there are just not enough officers to police it all properly and all of us most days are just going from one call to another. I for one would love to see many more officers hired but you wouldn't be too happy with your property tax when it increased a couple hundred bucks. Oh, and no law enforcement agency can control the crime, that's why bigger and better jails are built, now why don't you go and have a donut.
Wait up, there's a donut shop in Golden Valley? LOL... I lived in semi-rural Kingman for 5yrs and they have their crime problems as well. Just ask any Kingman locals about 'birdland'. Ive heard a lot of the hype, but after doing some research I recently bought land just north of Golden Valley to build on. I'm not too worried. Lets keep in mind Mohave County has a total population of just over 100,000 and its the 5th largest (square miles) county in the US. So even if the crime rate is high per capita, its still not bad. Its all about keeping things in perspective. Just research the neighborhood you are considering and use some basic common sense regarding securing your property.
ffallen

United States

#101 Sep 9, 2015
Law enforcement is a huge part of what goes on in g.v!="sheltieman"] <quoted text>
God sounds like its nothing but a crime fest going on all the time and if it is like that why hasn't law enforcment done something about this mayhem.
I mean it must be fairly evident that if all the criminals live there why hasn'y any resident told us that? Just to lure us there lol[
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Sopr

Pico Rivera, CA

#102 Oct 22, 2015
Jessie Dalton, you commented that the drinking water is no good. Where do you get your water from. I was just wondering if you bought a house that was already built or did you have some built on your land. How much does it cost to get some water from the local water company. Are the folks out there any friendlier now Oct. 2015.
donnie

Kingman, AZ

#103 Nov 25, 2015
Golden valley. Is a sleepper town every one is nice minds there own once in a while you will find a fox in the hen house but for what it's worth it's beautifully
Tammy

Henderson, NV

#104 Mar 14, 2016
My husband and I are moving from Las Vegas to Golden Valley for are Grandchildren we have full custody of. We don't want to raise them in the city. How are the schools ? We are retired and are hoping to meet good family's and enjoy our retirement.

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